gleaming gilded bronze Shakyamuni Buddha at the moment of enlightenment, with
eyes down cast meditating in a serene smile, a curled hair adorns the forehead
between the eyebrows at the ajna chakra, and the pierced long earlobes indicated
his royal heritage. The Buddha is seated on a double lotus throne in in the vajrasana
posture, his right arm is extended across the knee in the Earth Witness gesture,
and the left hand holding a medicine bowl. The voluminous bronze figure is well
cast in two sections, and hand chased with details of a meander embroidery on
the robes, meticulously polished surface with dark recessions and aged patina.
Its overall conception is subtly realized in an unshakeable equipoise.